Electricity, Water and Utilities
Electricity, Water and Utilities
Following urgent discussions with Ausgrid management this afternoon the ETU has agreed that work on Post A private poles can only proceed where an elevated work platform (EWP) is used. In circumstances where an EWP is used to perform work on Post A private poles all Ausgrid procedures relating to work on Post A private poles should be followed.
THE BAN ON CLIMBING POST A PRIVATE POLES REMAINS IN PLACE AND NO ETU MEMBERS SHOULD CLIMB POST A PRIVATE POLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
If any members have doubts, questions or concerns relating to the use of EWP’s for Post A private pole work or the climbing ban you should immediately contact your workplace delegate or ETU organiser Anthony O’Sullivan (0429 429 234).
The ETU has been made aware of an incident that occurred yesterday where a Post A private pole collapsed whilst an Ausgrid employee was climbing the pole. This incident has resulted in the hospitalisation of the employee.
The union has always opposed the climbing of Post A poles due to the uncertainty of their installation and the inability to fully test the poles integrity. For that reason the ETU has moved this morning to ban all work on Post A private poles until an investigation has been undertaken and corrective action agreed to.
If any members have doubts, questions or concerns relating to this work ban you should immediately contact your workplace delegate or ETU organiser Anthony O’Sullivan (0429 429 234).
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Come along and meet Tara Koot, the ETU's apprentice officer, have your say and meet other like minded electrical apprentices.
a) The methodology used to identify all employees and their families who have been exposed to the substance.
b) The screening of those employees and their families of exposure and the possible ingestion of asbestos fibres.
c) De contamination of associated equipment, vehicles and clothes.
d) Medical assessment of the likely impact of potential exposure if that ingestion of asbestos is unascertainable.
e) Counselling for staff who require it.
f) Compensation to staff for exposure.
Monday 28th May. Hornsby Depot.
Meeting between myself Dave Learoyd, Stephen Lillis and Craig Hersant and others involved to update us on the progress of the issue in the context of the above points and other points Ausgrid may have considered.
Meeting between myself and all Hornsby based employees and other employees that may have been exposed to report back on progress.
It is our view that Ausgrid have dropped the ball with respect to asbestos management and that the Memorandum of Understanding from a few years back regarding the resourcing of the Asbestos Management Unit has not been adhered to. As a result, we will be redoubling our efforts to ensure that asbestos is escalated as a priority for Ausgrid and that the memorandum document is adhered to.
In the meantime, if members have any information regarding asbestos hazards which the organisation is not aware of please contact me with the details.
In accordance with the requirements of the Fair Work Registered Organisation Act 2009 the CEPU Electrical Division, NSW Branch (the Branch) has made available to members the complete financial report and associated documents for 2017.
By law the Branch must provide a copy of their financial report to members, this can be downloaded from the members area after logging in.
- Recruitment and Selection Policy (refreshed Merit Appointment Policy)
- Work Level Standards (policy document detailing the complexity of work within bands)
- Performance Development Policy (the way performance is assessed against the performance standards)
- Performance Standards (what is meeting and exceeding expectations)
The delegates listed on the following page who were elected at the Delegates meeting on 12th April will meet on Wed 16th May to discuss the matter and provide feedback to Ausgrid. These delegates will then liaise and update with delegates in all the depots from each work group. This process will carry through until CCR is finalised.
In the meantime, all members should be aware that the cut-off date for submissions of skills assessments under the current system is 31st May 2018. Both during the agreement negotiations and since, Ausgrid have consistently undertaken to take a flexible approach to applications for skills assessments under the current system given the impending freeze to take place on 31st May.
I encourage all members who think that they may be eligible for an assessment to submit these applications before the cut off. If members experience any difficulty with local management regarding acceptance and processing of such applications, they should in the first instance contact their local work place delegate who will take the matter up and escalate as necessary.
CCR LEAD DELEGATES Consultative Structure
DAVID COSTELLO; HOMEBUSH; ENG OFFICER-NET TEST
GEOFFREY METZNER ZETLAND ELEC TECH PROTECTION
KRAMEL PETER; DEE WHY ENGINEERING OFFICER
GUERRERA GINO; ZETLAND; ADMIN OFFICER
RUSSELL SEAN OATLEY; ELEC TECH PROTECTION;
PAGE TIMOTHY; Asset Access Zetland
JARMAN HUW; CONTROL ROOM SYDNEY; SYSTEM OPERATOR
DOOLAN PETER; NEWCASTLE CONTROL ROOM; AREA OPERATOR
LINHART GEOFF; OURIMBAH; DISTRICT OPERATOR
WHITTON, MICHAEL; HOMEBUSH ELEC TECH ELEC SERV
CLARK STEPHEN; OURIMBAH; EMSO
COOK BENJAMIN; WALLSEND ADMIN; ENGINEERING OFFICER;
ESO AQUEOUS WASTESMITH RUSSELL; THORNTON/HOMEBUSH;
MCGOWAN GARY; WALLSEND; CABLE JOINTER
MORAN SIMON; POTTS HILL
GREEN TRENT; WALLSEND; ELEC TECH SUBSTATION
MURPHY TIMOTHY; SILVERWATER; TRAINING ADVISOR
HERRERA RAYMOND; HOMEBUSH; WORKSHOPS
YOUNG SIMON; MENAI; ELECT TECH METERING
ETU Secretary Dave McKinley is travelling across NSW and the ACT over the coming months to meet ETU members. Dave will report back on recent industrial matters and provide you with an update on the major Change the Rules campaign that the ETU in NSW is playing a leading role.
The State of the Union meetings will kick off with the following four meetings, additional dates and locations covering the rest of the state will be provided as they are confirmed (Please find the picture below about the time and address):
Monday 20 August - Moruya & Bega
Thursday 21 August - Wagga Wagga - Wagga Wagga RSL Club, Dobbs Street
Wednesday 22 August - Deniliquin & Griffith
Thursday 23 August - Temora & Young
Friday 24 August - Cowra
All members are invited to attend and must RSVP for catering purposes, finger food and drinks will be provided from 7pm. Please email your name, mobile number and event location/date to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9267 4844 and ask for Joanne.
We look forward to seeing you at your local State of the Union meeting.
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